Bacterial Inclusion Bodies Contain Amyloid-Like Structure

linked profile(s): Lei Wang
submitted by: apryl
Protein aggregation is a process in which identical proteins self-associate into imperfectly ordered macroscopic entities. Such aggregates are generally classified as amorphous, lacking any long-range order, or highly ordered fibrils. Protein fibrils can be composed of native globular molecules, such as the hemoglobin molecules in sickle-cell fibrils, or can be reorganized β-sheet–rich aggregates, termed amyloid-like fibrils. Amyloid fibrils are associated with several...
Authors: David Eisenberg, Samir K Maji, Roland Riek, Michael R Sawaya, Lei Wang

"A genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea" talk by Jonathan Eisen

submitted by: phylogenomics

A talk at the GME (Genomes, Medicine and Environment) Conference in 2007 by Jonathan A. Eisen. The talk is about the creation of "A Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea - GEBA"

ES4FUN 2.3 - NanoteC08

submitted by: es4fun
ES4FUN is a Physics-driven educational project with the aim of spreading universal scientific concepts in a game context, with research high-tech and audio+video clip support Multitudinary interactive game was designed and implemented to spread the concepts structural organization, symmetries and feedback, which are relevant for nanotechnology. The clip has been made with the graphic material recorded during the NanoteC08 (26-30 August 2008, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)....

Inductive Logic Programming Demo

submitted by: lciuffo

EELA-2 application demo: http://applications.eu-eela.eu/application_details.php?ID=37
Authors: Rui Camacho, Vítor Costa, Nuno Fonseca and Inês Dutra

Gynecandrous - a video glossary component at the LSU Herbarium

submitted by: Timothy M. Jones

A video showing the gynecandrous condition of a spike; pistillate flowers distal, staminate flowers proximal. A useful diagnostic character for species determinations within the genus Carex.
The maturation sequence is included to show the progression over time within a gynecandrous spike.

Self-recognizing elephant

submitted by: andrewsun

This video is one the items of the supporting information of the 2006 paper, 'Self-recognition in an Asian elephant' (PNAS November 7, 2006 vol. 103 no. 45 17053-17057). The study titled has found that elephants, like humans, chimpanzees, and dolphins, recognize themselves in mirrors. Robert Siegel talks with Joshua Plotnik, a gradate student in psychology at Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center, who co-authored the study.